Detroit Lions ticket holders heading to Ford Field this season can look forward to a brand new novelty food: the Leinydog. The stadium unveiled its new food attraction on Wednesday replacing last year’s giant blue doughnut.
The Leinydog features a footlong Dearborn Sausage Company hot dog slathered in Leinenkugel Anniversary Lager beer cheese and wrapped in a salted pretzel. The massive pretzel dog comes with sides of cheese and mustard dipping sauces and retails for $15.
In addition to the hot dog, Ford Field also introduced several of its recent and expanded food offerings. Many of the new additions including Southwest Detroit restaurants El Asador and Flowers of Vietnam will be accessible to club and suites membership holders only. Here’s a breakdown of the new stadium food lineup:
- One Ford Field run Streats of Detroit stand on near the G Gate has been replaced by The Cooler, a grab-and-go shop offering beer and snacks, including healthy and gluten-free items.
- Slows To-Go now has a fourth location in the general admission area. The restaurant vendor will be unique from other Slows To-Go stands at the field in that it will have several self-service ordering screens for customers paying with credit cards. The new touchscreen format is designed to let patrons to customize their orders while improving the pace of service. The location will have one line available for customers paying with cash. The restaurant offered samples of its poblano smoked chicken nachos at the preview.
- HopCat has replaced Moo Cluck Moo in the general admissions area. The restaurant will offer beer as well as pretzel nugs and dip, crack fries, and more.
The press preview also featured new and returning menu items from several other restaurants — both new and returning.
Russell Street Deli will be offering a halal lamb sloppy joe at its general admission and club stands. Corridor Sausage Company offered samples of a bacon and beer sausage topped with sauerkraut and mustard. Newcomer El Asador will be offering street style tacos such as seasoned steak topped with salsa and chopped onion. Bigalora is adding a new location to the north side club complete with a Lion’s themed Italian oven. The pizzeria will offer pies in options like margherita and mushroom. Last but not least, Flowers of Vietnam is bringing its caramel chicken wings, banh mi, and papaya salad to a new stand in the north side club area.
- The Michigan bloody mary will be available at a new bloody mary bar in the south side club.
- The smoked chicken poblano nachos from Slows To-Go.
- Bacon and beer sausage from Corridor Sausage Company.
The Russell Street Deli halal lamb sloppy joe.
- Steak tacos from El Asador.
- Caramel glazed chicken wings from Flowers of Vietnam.
- The Leinydog at Ford Field.
- Loaded crack fries from HopCat.
Ford Field is currently in the process of wrapping up a $100 million renovation which includes updates to its food and beverage offerings. Fans will get a preview of these changes during pre-season games, while the full decor will be completed in time for the season opener in September.
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